Carnival of Space #272

It’s time for another roundup of the latest space news from various blogs around cyberspace; something we call Carnival of Space. Watch your step and look up as you board the latest ride through the carnival. Perhaps the biggest, certainly the most exciting,...

A Rainbow Tightly Spun

NASA, ESA, CXC, JPL, Caltech and STScI Tightly spun filaments of color wind around the core of the Pinwheel galaxy in this combo image from four of NASA’s Great Observatories. Explore the arching tails of color in this image. What stories or pictures do you see?...

Butterfly of Combined Light

X-ray: NASA/CXC/U.Mich./S.Oey, IR: NASA/JPL, Optical: ESO/WFI/2.2-m When NASA combines images from different telescopes they create amazing works of art and we learn a few things. Explore this butterfly of combined light, known as NGC 1929, from NASA’s Spitzer...

Bumblebees and the Bubbles of Scutum

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Wisconsin A bumblebee hums around the part of the night-time sky dominated by the constellation Scutum in this infrared image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Explore the bubbles in this image. What shapes or stories do you see?...

Ripples in an Explosion of Light

ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI Waves of gas and dust ripple through this image of the Large Magellanic Cloud from the Herschel and Spitzer space telescopes. Explore the curls of dust and waves of gas creating an explosion of light in this image. What shapes or stories do...